Top Folk Albums, Songs, Artists and Labels of April 2014 (with DJ list)

TOP ALBUMS AND SONGS OF APRIL 2014
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14054 airplays from 132 different DJs

  1: "Carter Girl," Carlene Carter [Rounder, 4/14] (69)
        "Black Jack David"
        "Me And The Wildwood Rose"
        "Blackie's Gunman"
        "I Ain't Gonna Work Tomorrow"
  2: "Louder Than Words," The Henry Girls [thehenrygirls.com, 1/14] (64)
        "Weather"
        "James Monroe"
        "No Matter What You Say"
        "Reason To Believe"
  3: "Pretty Bird," Cosy Sheridan [Waterbug, new] (61)
        "Pretty Bird"
        "Drive On"
        "Rise Out Of The Water"
        "Sing Goodbye"
  4: "A Permeable Life," Carrie Newcomer [Available Light, 4/14] (57)
        "Every Little Bit Of It"
        "Room At The Table"
        "Forever Ray"
        "Light In The Window"
  5: "Bright Side Of Down," John Gorka [Red House, 3/14] (56)
        "Really Spring"
        "She's That Kind Of Mystery"
        "Bright Side Of Down"
  6: "Cut To The Chase," Kathy Kallick [Live Oak, 2/14] (55)
        "Tryin' So Hard To Get To You"
        "Rustler's Girl"
        "Same Ol' Song"
  7: "Out Among The Stars," Johnny Cash [Columbia, 3/14] (54)
        "Baby Ride Easy"
        "Out Among The Stars"
        "Don't You Think It's Come Our Time"
        "I'm Movin' On"
  8: "The Nocturne Diaries," Eliza Gilkyson [Red House, 3/14] (53)
        "Eliza Jane"
        "Fast Freight"
        "Midnight Oil"
  9: "Dream A Little Dream," Katie Glassman & Snapshot [katieglassman.com, 3/14] (52)
        "Liza Jane"
        "Good Times Gone By"
        "I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine"
  9: "One Evening In May," Laurie Lewis [Spruce And Maple, 1/14] (52)
        "Ring Of Fire"
        "Crooked Miles"
        "Garden Grow"
        "Kisses"
 11: "Long Time... Seldom Scene," Seldom Scene [Smithsonian/Folkways, new] (49)
        "Wait A Minute"
        "Hickory Wind"
        "Big Train"
 12: "Race To The Bottom," Paddy Mills [Ormal Nye, 2/14] (41)
        "Bay View Massacre"
        "Race To The Bottom"
        "Fox In The Barnyard"
        "When Spring Comes Around"
 13: "I'll Swing My Hammer With Both My Hands," Cahalen Morrison And Eli West [cahalenandeli.com, 2/14] (38)
        "Fiddlehead Fern"
        "Livin' In America"
        "Pocket Full Of Dust"
 14: "A Dotted Line," Nickel Creek [Nonesuch, new] (37)
        "21st Of May"
        "Destination"
        "Elephant In The Corn"
        "Elsie"
 14: "Epilogue," Ronstadt Generations [ronstadtgenerations.com, new] (37)
        "16 Tons"
        "Riders In The Sky"
        "I Know What I Know"
 16: "Flat Earth Diary," Krista Detor [Tightrope, 1/14] (36)
        "Always Somewhere"
        "Belle Of The Ball"
        "Honey Down A String"
 17: "New Whirled Order," Claudia Schmidt [Red House, 3/14] (34)
        "Nothing"
        "Strong Woman Has A Bad Day Polka"
        "Already"
 17: "Tarpaper Sky," Rodney Crowell [New West, new] (34)
        "Flyboy And The Kid"
        "Long Journey Home"
        "Fever On The Bayou"
 19: "Bad Dog Buffet," Vance Gilbert [Disismye, 2/14] (33)
        "God Bless Everyone"
        "For Evelyne"
        "First Ring"
 19: "Looking Into You: A Tribute To Jackson Browne," Various Artists [Music Road, 4/14] (33)
        "Rock Me On The Water," Keb' Mo'
        "Before The Deluge," Eliza Gilkyson
        "Call It A Loan," Shawn Colvin
 19: "The Turning Point," Tim Grimm [Cavalier, 9/13] (33)
        "Blame It On The Dog"
        "King Of The Folksingers"
        "Rovin' Gambler"
 22: "Love Filling Station," Jesse Winchester [Appleseed, 2009] (32)
        "Sham-A-Ling-Dong-Ding"
        "Bless Your Foolish Heart"
        "I Turn To My Guitar"
 23: "Checks & Love Letters," Bernice Lewis [bernicelewis.com, new] (31)
        "From Us"
        "Checks And Love Letters"
        "I Wanna Be In The Band"
 23: "For Keeps," Carrie Elkin And Danny Schmidt [Red House, new] (31)
        "2 White Clouds"
        "Company Of Friends"
        "Kiss Me Now"
 23: "How Red Is The Blood," Tattletale Saints [Old Oak, 3/13] (31)
        "Complicated Man"
        "Fell Upon The Fields"
        "Hank"
 23: "Love Runner," Mollie O'Brien And Rich Moore [Remington Road, 1/14] (31)
        "Sunday Street"
        "Love Runner"
        "Train Home"
 27: "The Best Of Jesse Winchester," Jesse Winchester [Rhino, 2012] (30)
        "Mississippi You're On My Mind"
        "Brand New Tennessee Waltz"
        "Yankee Lady"
 27: "Tell You In Earnest," Matt And Shannon Heaton [mattandshannonheaton.com, 4/14] (30)
        "Cruel Salt Sea"
        "Gallant Hussar"
 29: "Everywhere I Go," Shari Ulrich [Borealis, 3/14] (28)
        "One Sky"
        "This Life"
        "Everywhere I Go"
 29: "Get A Life," Warren G. Hardings [thewarrenghardings.com, new] (28)
        "Treehouse"
        "Devil's In The Roots"
 31: "Gentleman Of Leisure," Jesse Winchester [Sugar Hill, 1999] (27)
        "That's What Makes You Strong"
        "Club Manhattan"
 32: "Words And Music," Byrd & Street [byrdandstreet.com, 1/14] (26)
        "I'm Gonna Swim"
        "Old Out Of Tune Guitar"
 33: "The River And The Thread," Rosanne Cash [Blue Note, 1/14] (25)
        "50,000 Watts"
        "Biloxi"
 33: "Silver Ladder," Peter Mulvey [Signature, 4/14] (25)
        "You Don't Have To Tell Me"
        "Lies You Forgot You Told"
 35: "Goody Shoes," Squirrel Hillbillies [Self, new] (24)
        "Old Dry Bones"
        "I Can"
 35: "The Promise," Corinne West Band [Make, 2009] (24)
        "Everybody's Talkin"
        "Lily Ann"
        "The Promise"
 35: "Robby Hecht," Robby Hecht [Old Man Henry, 3/14] (24)
        "Sea And The Shore"
        "I Don't Believe It"
 38: "Everything Is Great," Erik Balkey [Hudson Harding, 2012] (23)
        "Baseball In My Blood"
        "Everything Is Great"
 38: "Future Pilot," We're About 9 [circanine.com, 1/14] (23)
        "Prime Of My Life"
        "Hardest Thing To Prove"
 38: "Live," Steve Martin And The Steep Canyon Rangers Featuring Edie Brickell [Rounder, 3/14] (23)
        "Crow"
        "Jubilation Day"
 38: "Poet On The Moon," Mare Wakefield & Nomad [marewakefield.com, 3/14] (23)
        "Clementine"
        "First Poet On The Moon"
 38: "When The Ink Dries," West My Friend [Grammar Fight, new] (23)
        "Dark And Deep"
        "Troubles"
 43: "Something Worth Having," Molasses Creek [molassescreek.com, 1/14] (22)
        "My Window Faces The South"
        "Choo Choo Yazoo"
 44: "Easy Gone," Ray Bonneville [Red House, new] (21)
        "Where Has My Easy Gone"
        "2 Bends In The Road"
 44: "Flying Dream," Catie Curtis [Self, 2/14] (21)
        "4 Walls"
        "Voyager"
 46: "Inside Llewyn Davis," Various Artists [Nonesuch, 11/13] (20)
        "Green, Green Rocky Road," Dave Van Ronk
        "Death Of Queen Jane," Oscar Isaac
 47: "Another Roller Coaster," Scott And Michelle Dalziel [Dl Arts, 3/13] (19)
        "Ballad Of Kate Shelley"
        "Feather In A Storm"
 47: "At Ken Sanders Rare Books," Kate MacLeod [Waterbug, 1/14] (19)
        "Prairyerth"
        "Blue Highways"
 47: "Diner In The Sky," The Amigos [theamigosband.bandcamp.com, 1/14] (19)
        "Hey Joe"
        "Cabin On The Hill"
 47: "Let It Go," The Infamous Stringdusters [High Country, 4/14] (19)
        "Let It Go"
        "I'll Get Away"
 47: "Punishing The Myth," Grant Peeples And The Peeples Republik [Gatorbone, 3/14] (19)
        "Who Woulda Thunk It?"
        "Hanging"
 47: "Somewhere Far Away," Bradford Lee Folk And The Bluegrass Playboys [bradfordleefolk.com, new] (19)
        "Foolish Game Of Love"
        "Trains Don't Lie"
 53: "The Waymores," The Waymores [waymores.net, 2012] (18)
        "Sweet Companion"
 54: "Berrymania," Steve Gillette And Cindy Mangsen [Compass Rose, 12/13] (17)
        "Mr. And Mrs. Noah"
        "Walking With Roget"
 54: "Country Boy: A Bluegrass Tribute To John Denver," Special Consensus [Compass, new] (17)
        "Eagles And Horses"
        "Wild Montana Skies"
 54: "Jesse Winchester: Live From Mountain Stage," Jesse Winchester [Blue Plate, 2001] (17)
        "Brand New Tennessee Waltz"
        "Yankee Lady"
 54: "Some 1 Like U," Kathy Moser [Self, 2009] (17)
        "Big Yellow Taxi"
        "I Will Follow You Into The Dark"
 54: "Woodstock," Heather Maloney And Darlingside [Signature, 3/14] (17)
        "Woodstock"
        "No Shortcuts"
 59: "22 Days," John McCutcheon [Appalseed, 10/13] (16)
        "Dry Land Fish"
        "Of An Age"
 59: "Gathering," Poor Angus [Borealis, 1/14] (16)
        "Never Come Back"
        "Gathering"
 59: "Kerri Powers," Kerri Powers [kerripowers.com, 1/14] (16)
        "Tallulah Send A Car For Me"
        "Buttercup"
 59: "Memories And Moments," Tim O'Brien And Darrell Scott [Full Skies, 9/13] (16)
        "Memories And Moments"
 59: "Only Me," Rhonda Vincent [Upper Management, 1/14] (16)
        "Busy City"
        "Only Me"
 64: "Down To The Roots," Lowell Levinger [Grandpa Raccoon, 1/14] (15)
        "Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me"
        "Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out"
 64: "Jesse Winchester," Jesse Winchester [Wounded Bird, 1970] (15)
        "Brand New Tennessee Waltz"
        "Yankee Lady"
 64: "Sleeping Dogs," C. Daniel Boling [Berkalin, 11/13] (15)
        "Pontificating Paradox"
 67: "Pressed For Time," Burning Bridget Cleary [burningbridgetcleary.com, 6/13] (14)
        "Oh My Little Darling/ Fire On The Mountain"
        "On A Sea Of Fleur De Lis"
 68: "Build Me Up From Bones," Sarah Jarosz [Sugar Hill, 9/13] (13)
        "Build Me Up From Bones"
        "Mile On The Moon"
 68: "Dot The Dragon's Eyes," Hanneke Cassel [Self, 12/13] (13)
        "Dot The Dragon's Eyes"
        "Marathon"
 68: "Down Home Divas," Brooksie Wells [Self, 11/13] (13)
        "Circumstance"
        "In Your Hands"
 68: "Endless Ocean," The Tuttles With A. J. Lee [Back Studio, 6/13] (13)
        "Where The Old Red River Flows"
 68: "Folk Singer Vol. 1," Willie Watson [Acony, new] (13)
        "Bring It With You When You Come"
        "Rock Salt And Nails"
 68: "The Game," Blue Highway [Rounder, 1/14] (13)
        "Change Of Faith In Tennessee"
        "The Game"
 68: "The Haden Triplets," The Haden Triplets [Third Man, 2/14] (13)
        "Making Believe"
 68: "Let It Choose You," Adam Carroll [Down Hole, new] (13)
        "Old Child Country Star"
 68: "The List Of Whales," Carrie Ferguson [Walking Songs, 1/14] (13)
        "Sunlight"
 68: "Madness Of Happiness," Truckstop Honeymoon [Squirrel, new] (13)
        "Home Is Not A Hotel"
        "Little Red Bird"
 68: "Pennsylvania Coal," Irene Kelley [Patio, 2/14] (13)
        "Garden Of Dreams"
 68: "Some Part Of The Truth," Brother Sun [brothersunmusic.com, 2/13] (13)
        "In The Name Of Love"


TOP SONGS OF APRIL 2014
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14054 airplays from 132 different DJs

1. "Brand New Tennessee Waltz" (21)
        by Jesse Winchester
        from "Jesse Winchester"
        also "The Best Of Jesse Winchester"
2. "Yankee Lady" (18)
        by Jesse Winchester
        from "Jesse Winchester"
        also "Jesse Winchester: Live From Mountain Stage"
3. "Weather" (17)
        by The Henry Girls
        from "Louder Than Words"
4. "Black Jack David" (15)
        by Carlene Carter
        from "Carter Girl"
5. "James Monroe" (14)
        by The Henry Girls
        from "Louder Than Words"
5. "Pretty Bird" (14)
        by Cosy Sheridan
        from "Pretty Bird"
7. "Really Spring" (13)
        by John Gorka
        from "Bright Side Of Down"
8. "Baseball In My Blood" (12)
        by Erik Balkey
        from "Everything Is Great"
8. "Drive On" (12)
        by Cosy Sheridan
        from "Pretty Bird"
8. "Eliza Jane" (12)
        by Eliza Gilkyson
        from "The Nocturne Diaries"
8. "Every Little Bit Of It" (12)
        by Carrie Newcomer
        from "A Permeable Life"
8. "That's What Makes You Strong" (12)
        by Jesse Winchester
        from "Gentleman Of Leisure"
8. "Tryin' So Hard To Get To You" (12)
        by Kathy Kallick
        from "Cut To The Chase"
14. "16 Tons" (11)
        by Ronstadt Generations
        from "Epilogue"
14. "Fast Freight" (11)
        by Eliza Gilkyson
        from "The Nocturne Diaries"
14. "Fiddlehead Fern" (11)
        by Cahalen Morrison And Eli West
        from "I'll Swing My Hammer With Both My Hands"
14. "Liza Jane" (11)
        by Katie Glassman & Snapshot
        from "Dream A Little Dream"
14. "Ring Of Fire" (11)
        by Laurie Lewis
        from "One Evening In May"
19. "Baby Ride Easy" (10)
        by Johnny Cash
        from "Out Among The Stars"
19. "Bay View Massacre" (10)
        by Paddy Mills
        from "Race To The Bottom"
19. "From Us" (10)
        by Bernice Lewis
        from "Checks & Love Letters"
19. "Rise Out Of The Water" (10)
        by Cosy Sheridan
        from "Pretty Bird"
19. "Room At The Table" (10)
        by Carrie Newcomer
        from "A Permeable Life"
19. "Treehouse" (10)
        by Warren G. Hardings
        from "Get A Life"
19. "When Spring Comes Around" (10)
        by Paddy Mills
        from "Race To The Bottom"
19. "Woodstock" (10)
        by Heather Maloney And Darlingside
        from "Woodstock"


TOP ARTISTS OF APRIL 2014
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14054 airplays from 132 different DJs

1. Jesse Winchester
2. Laurie Lewis
3. Eliza Gilkyson
4. Carlene Carter
4. The Henry Girls
4. Johnny Cash
7. John Gorka
8. Cosy Sheridan
9. Seldom Scene
10. Pete Seeger
11. Kathy Kallick
12. Carrie Newcomer
13. Katie Glassman And Snapshot
14. Bob Dylan
15. Paddy Mills
16. Cahalen Morrison And Eli West
16. Krista Detor
18. John McCutcheon
18. Nickel Creek
18. Ronstadt Generations
21. Claudia Schmidt
21. Dave Van Ronk
23. Rodney Crowell
24. Tim Grimm
25. Vance Gilbert
26. Matt And Shannon Heaton
26. Mollie O'Brien And Rich Moore
26. Stray Birds
29. Bernice Lewis
29. Carrie Elkin And Danny Schmidt
29. Catie Curtis
29. Peter Mulvey
29. Steve Gillette And Cindy Mangsen
29. Tattletale Saints
35. Joe Crookston
35. Steve Martin And The Steep Canyon Rangers Featuring Edie Brickell
37. Corinne West
38. Shari Ulrich
39. Kate MacLeod
39. Squirrel Hillbillies
39. Warren G. Hardings


TOP LABELS OF APRIL 2014
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14054 airplays from 132 different DJs

1. Rounder
2. Red House
3. Sugar Hill
4. Smithsonian/Folkways
5. Waterbug
6. Compass
7. Columbia
8. Rhino
9. Borealis
10. Nonesuch
11. Signature
12. Appleseed
13. Vanguard
14. Rebel
15. Spruce And Maple
16. New West
17. RCA
18. Warner
19. Sony
20. Flying Fish
21. Green Linnet
22. Live Oak
23. Available Light
24. Music Road
24. Philo
26. Bear Family
26. Tightrope
28. Pinecastle
29. Arc
29. Ronstadt
31. Rural Rhythm
31. Shanachie
33. ATO
33. Beste Unterhaltung
35. Disismye
36. Blue Note
36. Capitol
36. Greentrax
39. Berkalin
39. Fiddle Parlor
39. Old Oak
39. Remington Road


FOLK DJs - APRIL 2014
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14054 airplays from 132 different DJs

Abby Parks (WLJS-FM, AL)
Al Kniola (WVPE-FM, IN)
Allison Brock (CKUA-FM, AB)
Allison Brown (CJAM-FM, ON)
Amy & Travis Luncan (WYSO-FM, OH)
Annie Keville (WVBR-FM, NY)
Arthur Berman (CiTR-FM, BC)
Arthur Dean (WCNI-FM, CT)
Artie Martello (WIOX-FM, NY)
Bill Hahn (WFDU-FM, NJ)
Bill Revill (WESU-FM, CT)
Bill Stuart (WFIT-FM, FL)
Bill Wagman (KDVS-FM, CA)
Blair Larsen (KUSU-FM & UPR, UT)
Bob Weiser (WBRS-FM & WOMR-FM, MA)
Brad Edmondson (WVBR-FM, NY)
Brenda & Roman Tacik (CJTR-FM, SK)
Bud Johnson (syndicated, AK)
Caroline Doctorow (WPKM-FM & WPKN-FM, CT)
Carolyn VandeWiele (WFHB-FM, IN)
Charlie Backfish (WUSB-FM, NY)
Chrisana McGill (WSPN-FM, NY)
Cindy Funk (WYSO-FM, OH)
Colin Fielding (3INR-FM, Australia)
Craig Huegel (WMNF-FM, FL)
Dan Alloway (KTEP-FM, TX)
Darla Novak (KZFR-FM, CA)
Darwin Davidson (WERU-FM, ME)
David John (KTRU-FM, TX)
David Sears (WBGU-FM, OH)
Deadwood Dick (KKUP-FM, CA)
Dennis & Judy Cook (WOBC-FM, OH)
Dennis Brunnenmeyer (KVMR-FM, CA)
Diane Crowe (WMCB-FM, MA)
Diane Karl (KBOO-FM etc, OR)
Dick Hermans (WHDD-FM, CT)
Don Jacobson (KBOO-FM, OR)
Doug Dick (WVGN-FM, VI)
Ed McDonald (WVMR-FM etc, WV)
Ed Mellnik (KBOO-FM, OR)
Frank Gosar (KLCC-FM, OR)
Frank Hoppe (KCSN-FM, CA)
Gerd Stassen (EVW, Germany)
Gerry Goodfriend (CKUT-FM, QC)
Graham and Barbara Dean (WBCR-LP, MA)
Greg Harness (KRBX-FM, ID)
Harlon Joye (WRFG-FM, GA)
Jan Hall (CFRU-FM, ON)
Jean Geiger (KBCS-FM, WA)
Jeff Eads (WNKU-FM, KY)
Jenny Flux (2AIR-FM, Australia)
Jeremy Butler (WUAL-FM & APR, AL)
Jim Canales (WWSP-FM, WI)
Jim Dubinsky (WUVT-FM, CA)
Jim Fisher (WGCS-FM, IN)
Jim Gilliland (WRUW-FM, OH)
Jim Marino (CFMU-FM, ON)
Jim Rogers (WIUP-FM, PA)
Jim Schwall (WORT-FM, WI)
Joe Pszonek (WMSC-FM, NJ)
John & Maureen Rumsey (KVMR-FM, CA)
John Mazza (WNHU-FM, CT)
John Platt (WFUV-FM, NY)
John Weingart (WPRB-FM, NJ)
Johnny Bazzano (KRCB-FM, CA)
Jon 'Chip' Colcord (WSCS-FM, NH)
Jon Kiger (WRFG-FM, GA)
Jon Stein (WTBQ-AM, NY)
Juliet Youngren (WEFT-FM, IL)
Jürgen Kramer (ZuSa, Germany)
Kate McNally (NHPR, NH)
Ken Batista (WYEP-FM, PA)
Kevin Elliott (WEFT-FM, IL)
Kevin Vance (KALW-FM, CA)
Larry Hillberg (KVMR-FM, CA)
Larry Hoyt (WAER-FM, NY)
Laurie DesJardins (KVMR-FM, CA)
Len Holton (KUAR-FM, AR)
Leonard Epstein (KRFC-FM, CO)
Lilli Kuzma (WDCB-FM, IL)
Linda Fahey (Folk Alley, WKSU & syndicated)
Lyle D. Skinner (CJUM-FM, MB)
Maggie Ferguson (WXOU-FM, MI)
Mara Noelle (KVMR-FM & KFOK-LP, CA)
Mark Michaelis (WGDR-FM, VT)
Mark Tobler (WTUL-FM, LA)
Mary Sue Twohy (SiriusXM & syndicated)
Mel DeYoung (WPSU-FM, PA)
Menachem Vinegrad (Upper Galilee-FM, Israel)
Michael Alzo (WSLU-FM, NY)
Michael Benson (WPKN-FM & WESU-FM, CT)
Michael Kane (WBRS-FM, MA)
Michael Stock (WLRN-FM, FL)
Mitch Park (Kidnappers, New Zealand)
Naomi Soule and Terry Moses (KCLC-FM, MO)
Nick Barr (WAMC-FM, NY)
Norm Mast (WVPE-FM, IN)
Norman Whitman (WYSO-FM, OH)
Pamela Smith (WPKN-FM, CT)
Patrick Clifford (WDVR-FM, NJ)
Paul Hartman (WTMD-FM, MD)
Peter Fraissinet (WVBR-FM, NY)
Peter Kernast and John Bates (WTSR-FM, NJ)
Peter Thompson (KALW-FM, CA)
Ray Baumler (WRUR-FM, NY)
Rich Warren (WFMT-FM & syndicated, IL)
Richard Gordon (WVUD-FM, DE)
Richard Howard (KZMU-FM, UT)
Rik James (KGLT-FM, MT)
Rob Thurlow (KRFC-FM, CO)
Robert Resnik (VPR, VT)
Ron Olesko (WFDU-FM, NJ)
Roz Larman (KPFK-FM & syndicated, CA)
Sharon Downes (2MAX-FM, Australia)
Sonny Ochs (WIOX-FM, NY)
Steve Brockway (KRFC-FM, CO)
Steve Edge (CITR-FM, BC)
Steve Fisher (CKUA-FM, AB)
Steve Jerrett (KOPN-FM, MO)
Steve Pritchard (CKLN-FM, ON)
Stu Weaver (WFCF-FM, FL)
Sue Kessell (WNUR-FM, IL)
Susan Forbes Hansen (WHUS-FM & WWUH-FM, CT)
Susi Lanagan (PBS-FM, Australia)
Taylor Caffery (WRKF-FM, LA)
Terri Fatseas (2MCE-FM, Australia)
Thomas Bisard (WNMC-FM, MI)
Todd Tyson (The Point-FM, VT)
Tom Druckenmiller (syndicated)
Tom Funk (KGLP-FM, NM)
Valerie Cormier (CITR-FM, BC)
Wanda Fischer (WAMC & syndicated, NY)


These lists are compiled and posted to the FOLKDJ-L web site every month
(since October 1997).  The archive of past Top Album lists is available
at http://folkradio.org (the official FOLKDJ-L web site) and also, in an
extended version, at http://nwfolk.com (my personal web site).

The process of compiling the Top Albums list is automated (I do hand
correct some obvious errors and typos). The results are based on
playlists posted to FOLKDJ-L during the calendar month. I wrote a pair
of programs that work with the Eudora email program's filtering feature.
One program parses each playlist as it comes in and adds it to a
spreadsheet. The second program processes the spreadsheet into a readable
report. Playlists have to include artist, song and album name (label is
optional) and be in a reasonably regular format for my program to be able
to parse them. My programs wind up identifying 60% to 80% of the songs
actually posted.

The Top Albums list is sorted in descending order by number of plays
recorded for each album. Within an album, the more popular tracks that
were played are shown. If a single DJ is the only one mostly playing an
album, the count of plays is adjusted downwards; otherwise the raw counts
are used. The top 70 albums are listed.  A more detailed explanation is
available at nwfolk.com.

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